England (1580-81) angel Fr-206

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Ponterio sale 176, lot 20101
Eng c1580 angel rev P176-20101.jpg

This specimen was lot 20101 in Ponterio sale 176 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $4,406. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Elizabeth I, 1558-1603. Angel, ND (1580-81). Latin (Long) Cross. St. Michael spearing dragon. Rv. Ship with shield at center. A beautiful type coin that is well struck with full legends on both sides of a wonderfully round flan. Lovely natural patina with subdued luster. Some old scratches under the left wing are noted, but they are not readily noticeable. Very Fine Plus. Ex: Spink, 1983." This angel was tariffed at six shillings and eight pence (one third of a pound). It was part of the fifth issue.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold, 5.18 g (80 grains), this specimen 78.2 grains.

Catalog reference: S-2525; North-1991/1; Fr-206.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Bruce Roland Hagen, Ponterio sale 176: The Thos. H. Law Collection of English Gold Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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